Here are some current benefits and some new ideas that we hope to explore:
Planning your career
For those looking for work, there will be the opportunity to post a portfolio, a jobs board advertising
industry specific positions, and an invitation to contact fellow members for advice and mentoring.
Your rights at work
Learn about your rights as a full-time, part-time, casual or freelance worker. Be aware of minimum wage rates and fair hourly rates for all graphic design workers. We aim to create a community of transparency around wages and rates.
Help sustain our industry
Campaign for sustainable products designed and made in Australia. Help prevent unpaid internships and the off shoring of graphic design work. Advocate for and encourage awareness of the input value of graphic design across all industries.
The right tools for the job
Access to resources for contracting, intellectual property and accounting needs.
Learn from each other
Participate in creative networking, mentoring and idea sharing. Explore cooperative ways of working and group buying opportunities. We aim to create a knowledge base of helpful resources for those just
starting out in their careers and for every stage that follows.
Learn from the experts
Opportunities for professional development and continuing education. Access to education will play a role in bringing people together towards collective action.
Saving for your sustainable future
Take advantage of ongoing professional advice for financial, insurance and superannuation planning from Media Super, a low-fee member owned fund focused on ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance).
Address the lack of diversity in design leadership
As design graduates, women usually outnumber men, and yet according to The Agency Circle 2019
survey, 74% of creative and design professionals in Australian advertising are men. There is a clear need to bake diversity + inclusion into policy and real action.
A union that grows with you
From special packages for students and recent graduates to $5 per year for retired members, the union is here for the long haul. All union dues are 100% tax deductible.
We are open to suggestions from members across all sectors of the Design, Print and Packaging division of the AMWU. If any of these issues resonate or you have ideas to share, contact us at [email protected] with your details and we will keep you in the loop.